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Ootheca praying mantis Female mantid lays eggs in a case called ootheca, which are often species distinctive. The number of 1st instars hatch from the ootheca can be from 10 to 400 depends on species. Most species lay the ootheca on plants, either on trunk, stems or on leaves.   Australia,Geotagged,Winter Click/tap to enlarge

Ootheca praying mantis

Female mantid lays eggs in a case called ootheca, which are often species distinctive. The number of 1st instars hatch from the ootheca can be from 10 to 400 depends on species. Most species lay the ootheca on plants, either on trunk, stems or on leaves.

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Uploaded Jul 25, 2022. Captured Jul 25, 2022 12:41 in 160 Mount Hay Rd, Leura NSW 2780, Australia.
  • NIKON D850
  • f/6.3
  • 1/500s
  • ISO320
  • 500mm